In the FPS gaming world we haven’t seen many pro-players who play Razer mouse other than Razer Deathadder, but there is one more little friend that we can add to the FPS gaming mouses. That is Razer Taipan. Nice ambidextrous mouse that can be used by right, and also left handed users.
Me as a claw-gripper, didn’t had hard time getting used to the Taipan for the purpose of the testing. It has ambidextrous design, which means the body of the mouse is symmetrical from both sides, which some gamers prefer. I must say that i’m pretty surprised by the comfort that the Taipan is offering. Its also comfortable for palm grip, and has nice quality build overall.
Still, i found one major flaw in the design, and it can be crucial to throw some of you off. Since the Taipan has 9 programmable buttons (left and right click, mouse wheel as 3rd button, 2 DPI buttons, and 2 side buttons on each side, which means 4), depending on which hand you are using, the opposite side buttons from the thumb are hardly accessible. That means if you are right – handed, your thumb is on the left side of the mouse, thereby the right side buttons are next to inaccessible. And that is not a tragedy, since in CS:GO you don’t often need high number of side buttons, but what bothered me is the fact that throughout the testing, i clicked them unintentionally a hundred times. Their placement is as poor as it gets, and its a big shame when the matter of discussion is the Razer company. I guess that’s the trade-off for ambidextrous mouse that can be used by left-handed gamers too.
Speaking of illumination, Razer Taipan has nice, green subtle illumination on the scroll wheel and the Razer logo. You cant change the color of the lighting, but you can make some tweaks in the way it behaves with the Razer Synapse 2.0 software.
SPECS -4G Dual sensor technology - 8200 DPI -Ambidextrous form factor -Razer Synapse software -9 programmable Hyperesponse buttons -1000Hz Ultrapolling -Up to 200 inches per second / 50g acceleration -Weight: 95g
Razer Taipan has revolutionary 4G dual sensor technology, which means the pecision is high as it can be. Since everything we do on this website is related to CS:GO, i’ve tested the Taipan for high precision and tracking purposes. It does not show any notable issue regarding the precision. However, at lowest DPI the tracking speed is not flawless, i noticed some digressions, which is disappointing. Also, the sensor has built-in acceleration, which might throw some of you off.FINAL THOUGHTS
Razer Taipan is equivalent to a fancy good looking racing car. His nice ergonomic shape can satisfy most of the gamers out there, even the left-handed ones, and its very easy to get used to it. The in-game performance is excellent, except while the mouse is set on low DPI. I’ve made some advanced comparison testings of the mouse precision between the Taipan and the SteelSeries RIVAL (which has one of the best sensors available at the moment), and the Taipan didn’t lagged behind in performance. However, the acceleration feels weird sometimes. His switches have nice travel distance and good feedback.
Altho we found some flaws, overall its good mouse to consider. Maybe we cant rate the Taipan in top 5 mices for FPS gaming, like, for instance the Deathadder Chroma, Steelseries Rival, and Zowie EC1-A, but Razer Taipan surely deserves a spot in top 10 mices for CS:GO regarding his performance.
Razer Taipan review
design & comfortability9/10
scroll wheel feedback8/10
- Impressive sensor
- Ergonomic and comfortable
- 9 programmable buttons
- Poorly placed side-buttons
- Side-buttons can be pressed unintentionally during intensive movements
- Price (without discount) is too high
- Lacks lighting options